Maryna Taran

Maryna Taran

Summary

I am a communication specialist with over 5 years of multifaceted international experience and expertise in cross-cultural communication, public relations and internet advocacy. My career goal is to combine effective communication practices with strategic corporate objectives.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2010 - May 2011

Research Assistant

American University

·Researched communication-related academic articles, news and facts

·Compiled annotated bibliographies

·Analyzed and summarized research findings

·Assisted in compiling information for professional research RFP responses

·Proofread and reviewed professional documents

Jan 2010 - Jul 2010

Higher Education Program Manager

DEC Educational Consultancy

·Managed communication with clients using an integrated CRM system

·Counseled students on educational opportunities abroad

·Worked on developing new programs and destinations

·Supported and developed contacts with international partners

·Researched the specifics of cultural and academic student life at international higher education institutions

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009

PR Specialist

Pulse Marketing Agency

·Managed corporate PR for Pulse

·Contributed in the development and implementation of PR strategies for clients including InterContinental Kyiv, Bristol Hotel Odessa, Superbrands, MD-Retail and Coca-Cola

·Handled media relations with business publications, industry leaders, socio-political and entertainment organizations

·Prepared SEO news releases and media lists

·Organized events, such as the Marketing Club in cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce and Pulse corporate events

·Developed and implemented corporate social responsibility campaigns for Pulse and Enzym

Feb 2009 - Mar 2009

PR Consultant

Internaional HIV/AIDS Alliance Ukraine

·Developed and implemented a PR action plan for communicating strategic changes within Alliance Ukraine

Nov 2007 - May 2008

Public Information Intern

Internationl Organization for Migration

·Assisted in the management of mission information campaigns

·Assisted in the production of publications produced by IOM Ukraine

·Updated information on the IOM Ukraine mission website and other websites managed by IOM Ukraine

·Contributed in the creation, publication and distribution of promotional materials for the mission

·Researched relevant migration news

·Provided translation and interpretation during presentations and with documents

Education

Education
Aug 2010 - Aug 2011

Master of Arts

American University

Completed Thesis on the True Power of Community Voice: a Study of Participatory Communication within International Development

GPA: 3.94 on a 4.0 scale

Received academic recognition as a top student in Communication Theory and Internet Advocacy

Sep 2004 - Jun 2008

Bachelor of Business Administration

International Christian University

Awarded with Magna Cum Laude honors Diploma

GPA: 3.68 on a 4.0 scale

Awarded valedictorian, graduating class of 2008

Elected to International Christian University Student Parliament, Class Representative, 2006

Created university's newspaper; interviewed representatives and wrote articles